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Fred Cao

Criminal Defence Lawyer
(Barrister & Solicitor)
Criminal Defence Lawyer
"A knowledgeable, passionate and highly-respected criminal defence lawyer with an exceptional track record of defending a wide range of matters".

Mr Fred Xikun Cao is a criminal defence lawyer with significant experience representing clients at all levels of the justice system.

Fred was responsible for the criminal law division of a large city-based law firm before joining our criminal defence team.

He is a knowledgeable, passionate and highly-respected criminal defence lawyer with an exceptional track record of defending a wide range of matters, from traffic cases such as drink and drug driving, licence appeals and driving whilst suspended or disqualified, to complex financial fraud, commercial drug importation, manufacture and supply, and serious assault and sexual assault trials.

Fred is a compassionate and dedicated lawyer who ensures his clients are kept informed throughout the court process, and his formidable courtroom skills have earned him respect both inside and outside the courtroom.

Fred’s Australian upbringing and Chinese heritage enables him to have a unique perspective into difficulties faced by different communities within Australia. He is well respected within the Chinese community and has perfect fluency in Mandarin Chinese.

He has a proven ability to to formulate and implement defence strategies that result in cases being withdrawn at an early stage or, in the event that they proceed to defended hearings or jury trials, result in not guilty verdicts.

Fred is an integral member of Sydney’s best criminal defence team.

What Fred's Clients Say

We came out with some great results

I had court today, and a lawyer from Sydney lawyers was in charge of my case his name was Fred, a real good straight up guy told me what was up with my case, and we went straight into the courts. Everything happened and we came out with some great results. I feel so good about that. Such a good day. Thank you Fred.

Hard work in achieving unbelievable outcome for me

FRED CAO is one of the best lawyer I could have got my court matter... Fred was undoubtedly one of the excellent lawyer this firm has.. he is incredibly & amazingly awesome & professional lawyer I have ever seen... I give him & SCL 20- stars rating... SCL & their team of lawyers are ABOVE & BEYOND... they are not only reasonable with their fees & charges but also will act in their clients best interest to achieve best possible outcome... FRED presented my case in front of magistrate in extremely strategical manner & I believe that no one else could have done a better job than him... He had thorough understanding of my case & he highlighted my strength points, COVID financial hardships & many other stuff in very tactful manner.. keep up the awesome work mate... I really appreciate his efforts & hard work in achieving unbelievable outcome for me...

Very happy with the service

Very happy with the service provided by Fred, professional throughout which led to the desired outcome.

The best decision I made

I was really concerned about my matter when a friend recommended me SCL and hiring them to represent me turned out to be the best decision I made. Fred Chao was the lawyer who represented me and working with him has been a really pleasant experience. His diligence got me the best result possible in the smoothest manner. I highly recommend him for his fine skills and can assure you he’ll do what’s best for you.

Very attentive and knowledgeable in his work

Fred was excellent in representing me and handling my case, very attentive and knowledgeable in his work.

Very friendly and professional service

Very friendly and professional service. Got the outcome I wanted. Thank you so much Mr. Fred for your kind support and being transparent throughout my case.

I am very happy with the outcome

Fred was very knowledgeable and professional. I am very happy with the outcome and do recommend Fred to anyone needing legal advice.

Thoughtful, patient, understanding

My experience with Sydney Criminal Lawyers was fantastic. Despite a very difficult time in my life, Fred Cao, my lawyer, went above and beyond, and helped me gain an outcome that I could only have dreamed about. Fred was thoughtful, patient, understanding and guided me through the steps. I would highly recommend Fred to anyone and everyone for their legal matters.

Made the experience easy and as painless as possible

Fred was an absolute legend. Made the experience easy and as painless as possible. Guided me through the entire process and made me feel very comfortable. I received an amazing result with a non conviction and I am so very grateful. Thanks again legend.

We have also received an amazing result

I couldn't be happier with my choice to go with Sydney Criminal Lawyers. My Criminal Defence Lawyer, Fred Cao is an amazingly professional, well educated lawyer. We have also received an amazing result at the court date. Will definitely be in touch with Fred for any future legal needs.
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